Technology is currently the most trending topic on the Internet. Especially the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), among other tech trends.

To keep the hand on the pulse, it is smart to be aware of the emerging trends.

In this post, I’m going to mention the top 10 tech trends for 2017.

Top 10 tech trends that will dominate 2017

1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence is one tech niche that is the most researched and studied. It is being said that AI is the future of technology.

Over the years, there seemed to be a decline in AI research, but things changed in 2016 when Mark Zuckerberg launched his AI assistant – Jarvis.

This has increased the interest rate of interest in AI drastically, with many individuals and firms now investing into the field of AI. Even Pornography and adult firms are now investing into Robotics.

This proves that there will be an increase in demand for AI experts and developers in 2017.

You can get started with an Introductory course to Artificial Intelligence here.

2. Python programming language

Python is a widely used high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language.

Python is an awesome language for beginners, too. It’s so easy that it is the number 1 introductory language in schools for programming and also the most popular coding language

And it’s so powerful that it powers parts of Google, Youtube, and Facebook. Python is also  Important in AI, as it also powers Mark Zuckerberg’s, Jarvis.

3. Java programming language

“Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.” – Gosling et al.

Over the years the demand for Java Programmers in companies is not declining at all. Java powers Android, some components of Google, and many top notch websites like Facebook use Java.

4. Website development

When I say Website development skills, I mean a good knowledge of: HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP.

Entrepreneurship is now the coolest topic since the launch of Uber.

Many people want to jump in and “become entrepreneurs”. This includes both tech experts to those who don’t know how to boot a PC.

Every business needs an online presence. The demand for web developers would continually increase.

5. App developers

This was listed as one of the hottest jobs in 2016 and still makes it in the top 5 tech trends of 2017, you can see why they are still in demand.

6. Computer system analyst

As long as people use computers and write software for them, someone will need to troubleshoot problems when things go wrong, aka the systems analyst.

The number of vacancies is expected to climb 21% through 2024.

7. Database admin

“A database administrator (DBA) is responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. They will also be involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.” – Prospects

Almost every web and mobile application has a database. Because of this, you should expect the number of available jobs to grow in the upcoming years.

8. Network and computer systems administrator

Network and computer systems administrator as a job that will never die out; all organizations require someone who can maintain their servers and routers.

CareerCast ranked Network and Computer Systems Administrators at number 13 on their list.

9. Data scientist

Data Scientists earned on average $128,240 in 2016. And thanks to the boom in all things data and big data, demand for this skill isn’t going away anytime soon.

Number of jobs for data scientists is expected to rise 16% through 2024.  – Forbes

10. IT security specialists

IT security professionals ranked the highest in the Emerson Network Power survey because they need to make important decisions on the spot. 89% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with this statement.

More than half of IT security specialists believe their success depends on things outside their control. However, they are directly accountable for the security of company networks.

What tech trends are you going to watch in 2017? What do you think of this Top 10? Let me know in the comments’ below.

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